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     NBC Golf Analyst Mark Rolfing and Oneida Indian NationRepresentative Ray Halbritter accept the “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS

    Verona, N.Y. – Tiger Woods and Notah Begay III help NBC Golf Analyst Mark Rolfing and Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter accept the “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS during the seventh annual Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge (NB3 Challenge) sponsor reception. “I’ve always wanted to do this to media,” said Woods. The NB3 Challenge golf tournament is a fundraiser aimed at reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes among Native American children. Photo credit: Jason Myers.



    Atlanta Dream Fall to Chicago in Game 3 of Playoffs; Schimmel finishes Rookie Season

    ATLANTA — Despite trailing by 17 early in the fourth quarter, the Chicago Sky weren’t ready to give up on their season. Instead, they kept their focus and pulled off the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in WNBA playoff history.


    Glen Rabena ~ Haida

    Glen began carving in Northwest Coast style in 1970. He moved to Quesnel, BC and studied at the Gitanmaax School at Ksan in 1975-76. In 1978, he completed illustrations for “The Birds of Ksan” by Susan Marsden and the Gitksan Advisory Group. These became the foundation for his birds series of serigraphs.


    Kelly Qimirpik ~ Inuit

    Kelly currently lives and works in Cape Dorset. He started to carve at the age of 14, after learning with his brother Allashua Atsiaq. In 1976, he participated in the Baffin Island Sculpture Exhibition in Iqaluit. Like many Inuit carvers, Kelly is influenced by his surroundings and many of his pieces depict polar bears, rabbits and muskoxen.


    Crow Creek’s Devon Grant Looking To Take Chieftain Football Next Level

    As I was visiting with Todd County football coach Bob Kornely for a Falcons preview on Monday, I asked him what other team’s he thought were going to be good on the Falcons schedule this season.
    Without missing a beat he said, “If Crow Creek can get all of that speed on the field then they are going to be dangerous.”



    Mosesie Pootoogook ~ Inuit

    Mosesie was born in Iqaluit but raised in Cape Dorset. He began carving at age eleven, learning under his father, the well-known carver Paulassie Pootoogook. Mosesie’s late mother, Ishuhungitok, was also an artist, and his brother, Anakadlak, is a carver. He sometimes collaborates on pieces with his father, with whom he learned carving techniques. Mosesie most often depicts seals, walrus and dancing bears in serpentine, a stone similar in composition to jade and found on the southern end of Nunavut’s Baffin Island.


    Susan Point ~ Coast Salish

    Although primarily self-taught, Susan has received training in wood carving from master carver, John Livingston. She also completed a jewellery course at Vancouver Community College with Jack Leyland. In 1981, she began to study and work in Salish art, especially with jewellery and small sculptures.


    Mars-Garrick(Narragansett Tribe) Returns to Hawks as Women’s Basketball Graduate Assistant

    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Former University of Hartford women’s basketball player Keyokah Mars-Garrick will return to Hartford for the 2014-15 season joining the coaching staff as a graduate-assistant. Head coach Jennifer Rizzotti announced the addition of Mars-Garrick on Monday.

    American Indian Tools Found in Arkansas

    The state of Arkansas is home to a number of Native American tribes, many of which have acted as namesakes for cities, towns, and places. While native tribes still have a large presence in the state, their ancestors were the original inhabitants, and for centuries had the land to themselves. These ancient peoples left behind tools that have been recovered at sites across the state. Tools are some of many important artifacts anthropologists use to recreate old native cultures and ways of life.

    History Timeline of the Pequot War

    This short History Timeline of the Pequot War provides facts and information about the history, years, key dates, key events and key people who fought in this war.
    1633 The Dutch establish trading posts in Connecticut. Their land claims lead to conflicts with the Pequot
    1633 The English make land claims and grow in power


    Schimmel Family with Shoni and Jude to visit Seneca Nation in NY

    The Schimmel family, including Atlanta Dream all-star point guard Shoni Schimmel, will visit the Allegany Community Center for an all-day basketball event Saturday.
    Natives of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon, Shoni, the No. 8 pick in the 2014 draft, and sister Jude Schimmel, a returning Louisville senior, highlight the event, which starts with a 9:30 a.m. opening. Hourlong basketball sessions run at 10 and 11 a.m., followed by lunch, a family question and answer session, autographs, dinner, closing ceremony and 7 p.m. social.

    Shirley v. Deschene: Traditional v. New Generation for Navajo President

    Joe Shirley Jr., the Navajo Nation’s only two-term president, has a shot at a third term.
    Voters during Tuesday’s primary election selected Shirley and Chris Deschene from a list of 17 presidential candidates, which featured seasoned politicians, newcomers and the sitting president.



    Designing for Life: Six Questions with NMAI Architect Johnpaul Jones

    Johnpaul Jones has spent a lifetime designing buildings and settings for the Native community. Drawing from a Choctaw and Cherokee heritage, he incorporates themes learned by visiting with elders throughout the United States.


    4 Challenges Facing Native Students Today

    American Indian college students heading back to school this fall face tough challenges. Some are common to all college students and some are unique to Native students. Many American Indian students begin their post-secondary education at a tribal or a community college, so this discussion focuses primarily on those institutions.


    Jim Thorpe Featured on Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk History’ (It’s not What You Think)

    Comedy Central recently featured Hall of Famer Jim Thorpe in one of its latest gags called Drunk History. But don’t be offended by the name of the show. Its host, Derek Waters, tells famous peoples’ stories while inebriated. The idea, according to the website is to “Never stop learning your drunk history.”



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